Rideshare Accidents


The ride-sharing phenomenon has made getting around L.A and Southern California easier while providing many people with a new source of income. However, rideshare drivers use their own vehicles, so just like any other driver, they can be negligent and cause accidents.

If you are involved in an accident while riding in an Uber, Lyft or other rideshare vehicle, it is important to seek help from an experienced Los Angeles rideshare lawyer. These types of crashes are different from traditional car accidents in that the liability and insurance coverage issues are different. The Pacitti Law Firm is experienced in rideshare accident cases and knows how to maximize your compensation.

Liability In Uber And Lyft Accidents

Uber and Lyft are the biggest companies in the rideshare space. Both require that their drivers are covered by $1 million both in liability and in uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. This is a relatively high amount of insurance coverage compared to ordinary Los Angeles motorists, who usually only carry the state minimum of $15,000 of bodily injury coverage per claimant and $30,000 per claim. This means that those injured in an accident in which they are not at fault may be able to obtain complete compensation for their medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering.

The Pacitti Law Firm will assess your case and help you receive the compensation you deserve if you are one of three types of victims in a rideshare accident:

  • A motorist or passenger injured in an accident where a rideshare driver was at fault.
  • A rideshare driver injured in an accident where another motorist was at fault.
  • An injured passenger in a rideshare vehicle, regardless of which driver is at fault.

Injured In A Rideshare Accident?

A personal injury claim based on a rideshare accident can allow you to recover money for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. If the other driver was legally intoxicated, you may also be to obtain additional compensation through punitive damages claim.

After you hire the Pacitti Law Firm to represent you, we will assess and evaluate more than just your current injuries. We will also consider the potential impact of the accident on your job, your career, your future medical needs, and the long-term impact on your life.

Recovery Amounts For Rideshare Accident Injuries

How much is your rideshare accident case worth? The answer depends on the specifics of your accident claim. Generally, those injured in a rideshare accident can receive compensation for:

  • Past and future medical bills.
  • Lost wages or salary and loss of earning capacity.
  • Pain, suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life and the ability to engage in the daily activities of living.
  • PTSD and other emotional trauma.
  • Punitive damages in extreme cases (such as accidents caused by drunk drivers).

If you have been involved in a rideshare accident, it is important to hire an experienced attorney who can evaluate all aspects of your claim and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

No Recovery – No Fee

You only pay attorney fees if we win your case or obtain a settlement. All personal injury and wrongful death cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. That means we only earn a fee if we get you results.

The Pacitti Law Firm Can Help You Recover The Compensation You Deserve After A Rideshare Accident

If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a rideshare accident in Los Angeles, or anywhere else in California, we can help. Schedule a free initial consultation with our attorney by calling toll free at 800-590-6905 or contact us online today.

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